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Ban elephants in circus, says PETA


September 17th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has demanded a ban on elephants in circuses.Timed to coincide with Ganesh Chaturthi, celebrated ... Read more...

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Mexicans ride bikes to avoid traffic jams


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 3 (IANS/EFE) In Mexico City, where more than four million cars, vans and trucks clog the street everyday, the simple everyday task of going to work can ... Read more...

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Men, women eye objects differently, says research


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) Eyes of men and women meander in different ways, suggests a new finding, challenging the way that scientists generally conceive of attention, or how sensory information ... Read more...

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Now, ID proof must to buy bicycles in Jaipur


August 3rd, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 3 (IANS) Unwilling to take chances with bicycles after the recent explosions in Pune and the 2008 blasts in this Rajasthan capital, police have asked all bicycle shop ... Read more...

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CRPF personnel pedal away in Kashmir


July 24th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 24 (IANS) Ninety CRPF personnel Tuesday began a 120-km cycle 'yatra' from here, a dramatic development in a state where security forces would not dare to ride bicycles ... Read more...

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Beijing launches bicycle rental system


June 17th, 2012 - 2:13 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 17 (IANS) Beijing has begun trialing a bicycle rental system for its residents.Currently, 2,000 bicycles are deployed at 63 locations in the city, Xinhua reported.More bicycles will be ... Read more...

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Children pedal over 2,000 km against female foeticide


May 16th, 2012 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) To spread awareness about female foeticide, a group of 30 children reached Delhi after travelling a distance of 2,300 km accoss India, including 18 ... Read more...

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Leopard skin seized in Assam


April 6th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 5 (IANS) A leopard skin has been seized near the famed Manas Tiger Reserve in Assam and one person has been arrested, an official said Thursday.The skin was ... Read more...

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Cycling to work? Growing movement to tackle mobility crisis (Feature)


March 25th, 2012 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Cycling to work may soon become a reality in Delhi, and not just for the poor. With pollution and shrinking roadspace, the capital is under ... Read more...

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Hyderabad gets first bicycle track for public


March 18th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 18 (IANS) Hyderabad got its first bicycle track for the public Sunday with hundreds participating in a "bicyclone rally" to mark the formal launch.From Monday, a three km ... Read more...

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Budget is disappointing: Shiromani Akali Dal


March 16th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Budget 2012-13 was "disappointing" and had nothing for women, who comprise half the population, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MP Harsimrat Kaur said Friday."This is a ... Read more...

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Hero Cycles forays into high-end bicycles


February 20th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Cycle major, Hero Cycles Monday announced their foray into high-end bicycles with the launch of their brand 'Urban Trail', unveiling the 'Red Dot', the first product ... Read more...

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To curb pollution, China reverts to bicycles


February 9th, 2012 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Feb 9 (IANS) China, once a nation of bicycles, is reverting to it as a means of movement once again in a measure to push government vehicles off the ... Read more...

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Ah! Some ‘cutting tea’ on a cold Bhopal morn (Letter from Bhopal)


January 20th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 20 (IANS) Ever heard of "cutting tea"? It is Bhopal's unique offering - basically half or three-fourth cup of hot tea, served at interminable big and small tea ... Read more...

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Taj city fogged out, traffic movement affected


January 18th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 18 (IANS) This Taj city was Wednesday morning enveloped in a thick blanket of fog, reducing visibility to a few metres which affected traffic movement. The minimum temperature ... Read more...

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Nitish orders inquiry into fake school admission


January 13th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 13 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Friday ordered an inquiry into incidents of fake admissions in schools for availing benefits such as free uniform, cycle, mid-day meal ... Read more...

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Mamata slams Left for questioning her performance


January 12th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
West Midnapore (West Bengal), Jan 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee slammed the opposition Thursday, saying it had no right to question the performance of her seven-month-old ... Read more...

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Hero Eco Group to invest Rs.500 crore in next 5 years


December 28th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Vijay Munjal-led Hero Eco group will invest up to Rs.500 crore in the next five years to augment research and development (R&D;) and raise production ... Read more...

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Sebastian Coe launches Olympic bicycles


December 11th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 11 (IANS) Sebastian Coe, the chairman of the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympic Games Organising Committee, launched a set of Olympic bicycles Sunday at the British Embassy in ... Read more...

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Bicycle-powered Christmas tree lighted in Mexico


November 28th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Puebla, Mexico, Nov 28 (IANS/EFE) A Christmas tree whose 8,000 lights get their electricity from the kinetic energy of 15 bicycles has been lighted in the Mexican state of Puebla, ... Read more...

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Mamata urges people to fight Maoists


November 11th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Purulia (West Bengal), Nov 11 (IANS) Calling upon Maoists to lay down arms and return to the mainstream, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday assured the people of ... Read more...

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Vizag civic staff to cycle to work once a week


October 31st, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 31 (IANS) In an attempt to create public awareness against vehicular pollution, municipal employees in Andhra Pradesh's coastal city of Visakhapatnam Monday pedalled their way to the office.Leading ... Read more...

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TI to double turnover in cycle segment


September 30th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 30 (IANS) The Tube Investments of India Ltd (TI), a unit of the $3.8 billion Chennai-based Murugappa group, is aiming to double its turnover in its cycle segment ... Read more...

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Two Nigerians held with heroin


September 27th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Two Nigerians, including a management graduate, were arrested with heroin worth around Rs.1.2 crore that they were trying to send back to their country, police ... Read more...

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Mumbaikars flay petrol price hike


September 15th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 15 (IANS) City residents Thursday reacted angrily to the over Rs.3 per litre hike in petrol prices, saying the rising prices of goods is making it difficult for ... Read more...

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Hero Cycles to launch premium bikes in November


September 2nd, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Promoters of Hero Cycles Friday said they plan to launch premium segment bicycles in India to meet the growing demand for high-end bicycles."We plan ... Read more...

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Once Madras, Chennai turns 372


August 22nd, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) It was on this day in 1639 that British administrator Francis Day along with his superior Andrew Cogan struck a deal with the Vijayanagar Empire to ... Read more...

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Bihar’s cycle of development - now labourers to get bikes


August 19th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 19 (IANS) First schoolgirls, then boys and now labourers. Pedalling its way to development, the Bihar government has now decided to empower casual labourers with bicycles to improve ... Read more...

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Orangutan rides bicycle to promote cycling safety


August 15th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bangkok, 15 Aug (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Thai government has recruited an 8-year-old orangutan to be the face of the country’s road safety campaign. Thai authorities say the country’s traffic accidents are ... Read more...

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Tube Investments closes first quarter with Rs.50 crore net


August 1st, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) City-based diversified engineering company Tube Investments of India Ltd (TII) closed the first quarter this year with an after tax profit of around Rs.50 crore on ... Read more...

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Nine-year-old crushed to death


July 23rd, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) A nine-year-old girl was killed and her sister injured after a speeding tanker hit them in west Delhi, police said Friday."Neha was killed and her ... Read more...

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Plan to cycle nude in China town thwarted


June 27th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, June 27 (IANS) University students in China's Guangzhou town, who were preparing to cycle naked, were told by the police that they should either cover up or face jail.A ... Read more...

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Withdraw army from Sri Lanka’s northeast, says TULF (Lead)


June 17th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 17 (IANS) A Tamil political party has demanded the withdrawal of Sri Lankan troops from the northeast after they allegedly assaulted Tamil MPs at a meeting of another ... Read more...

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Withdraw army from Sri Lanka’s northeast, says TULF


June 17th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 17 (IANS) A Tamil political party has demanded the withdrawal of Sri Lankan troops from the northeast after they allegedly assaulted Tamil MPs at a meeting of another ... Read more...

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Sex ‘predator’ strikes in Cambridge


June 2nd, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) A bike-riding sex maniac, who is targeting female students in Cambridge, has caused a scare here.Each time he has struck, the man has prowled the streets ... Read more...

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